Environmentalists Petition EPA To List More Than 1,000 Pollutants Under CWA

August 1, 2023
Two environmental groups are petitioning EPA to add more than 1,000 industrial and commercial chemicals to the list of regulated pollutants under the Clean Water Act (CWA), warning that the agency’s failure to update the list in 47 years has contributed to significant damages such as human mortality, environmental injustice and adverse impacts to endangered species. Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and Northwest Environmental Advocates submitted a July 31 petition urging EPA to add chemicals that EPA has “failed to...

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